Connie Jones

Connie Jones

Connie Jones passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the age of 94.  A celebration of her life and interment in the Blind Bay Cemetery will be held at a later date.  Predeceased by her husband, Monty, and parents, Harry and Margaret Reedman of Blind Bay and lovingly remembered by her sister, Phyllis MacArthur, Salmon Arm, her son Larry (Julie) Jones, Vernon, daughter Nancy (George) Alison, Eagle Bay, grandsons, Rick Alison, Invermere, and Scott (Betty) Alison, Salmon Arm, and two great grandsons, Will and Chris.

 Connie grew up in Blind Bay and spent most of her life there and in Salmon Arm.  But in 1942 she bravely set off on her own, with her 6 month old baby, on a cross – Canada train trip to join Monty, who was stationed in Nova Scotia, serving with the Canadian Air Force.  She had a life-long love of Blind Bay and the Shuswap and over the years spent many happy hours picnicking and camping in the area.  Connie worked hard on the family apple and cherry orchard, kept a large vegetable garden, canning and preserving the produce.  She enjoyed her flower gardens which she tended well into her late eighties, was a wonderful baker and made the best pies.  She was active in the Blind Bay community and enjoyed bowling for many years.  In their retirement years she and Monty travelled widely.  She was a kind and gentle soul and we will certainly miss her.

The family would like to thank the staff of Dogwood, in Piccadilly Care Centre for their kind and caring support of Mom during her last 2 years of life.

Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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